ATN MO-4 Digital Camera User Manual

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ON/OFF indicator light
IR indicator light
Computerized proximity sensor
5 Diopter
Digital control for
Proximity Sensor
3V lithium battery
Power button
Digital control for IR
Built-in infra-red
(IR) illuminator
90mm F 1.2 lens for maximum clarity
Objective lens
protective cover
Camera adapter
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ATN Corp. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this book.
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The Night vision Monocular is a complex opticoelectronic system for individual use. The
device consists of the objective lens assembly, eyepiece and the body. The body contains
a 1st (MO-41) or 2nd Gen. + (MO-42) image intensifier tube assembly with an integrated
high voltage power source and the three volt battery housing. When installing the battery one
should keep in mind that the polarity of the battery should coincide with the diagram on the
body next to the battery housing cap.
Objective lens protective cover is intended to protect the objective lens from dust and
scratches. It will also act as a daylight filter, allowing you to test the scope in daylight or other
bright light situations. The pin-hole in the center of the protective cover allows the user to
check the operation ability of the device in daylight conditions.
NOTE: Do not test the scope in daylight conditions even with the daylight filter/lens cap
on for more than ten (10) minutes.
Smart Total Darkness Technology finally provides the user total control in the hi-tech industry
of Night Vision. The Smart Series Night Vision scopes have been designed according to the
latest computer technology.
Onboard computer systems identify the users intention of looking through the scope. When
the scope is brought to the user’s eye, the scope automatically turn on. When removed from
the eye the scope turns off (you must engage the proximity sensor for this feature to work).
The user will never have to worry about turning his or her scope on or off. Smart series scopes
automatically sense when they are no longer used and will shut off and enter their sleep mode.
All the controls and buttons are digital. Even if your batteries are low, don’t worry the smart
series will let you know. Our MO-4 scope has a 3-button digital control panel that allows the
user to easily engage the main power, Infra-red illuminator and the proximity sensor. Color
coded LEDs let you know the mode of operation you are using.
1. ON/OFF indicator light – when power is ON the LED is green.
2. When the proximity sensor is activated the LED will change to red.
3. When IR is ON the IR LED is orange.
NOTE, FOR MO-41: You may notice a persistent green glow for up to five (5) minutes after you
have turned the MO-41 off. This is normal for the 1st Gen. light intensifier tube.
To focus the MO-4 first you will need to adjust the diopter. Simply turn the diopter clockwise
until it stops. Then, while looking through the diopter at a subject, slowly turn the diopter back
counter clockwise until the grain in the image is sharp.
NOTE: We suggest that you focus the diopter during daylight with the filter on.
Next. When you are in low-light conditions and the daylight filter is off, you may focus the front
lens to receive a sharp image, the diopter should not be adjusted.
NOTE: The front lens should be readjusted as you view objects at different distances.
Infra-red illuminators, or IR illuminators, are common in night vision. The IR light greatly
enhances the performance of the MO-4 while remaining almost totally invisible to the naked eye.
The IR illuminator on the MO-4 is located to the side of the battery compartment.
To turn the IR on push the IR button and you will see an orange indicator light come on. It is
important to remember that the IR illuminator is simply an infra red light source, and like any
light source it may loose its effectiveness over a great distance.
You may desire a different field of coverage from the IR illuminator, if so, the beam is focusable. By turning the lens of the IR illuminator you will slightly change the beam width.
NOTE: The IR will automatically turn off when the unit’s main power switch is turned to the OFF
The low battery indicator is another feature that is programmed into your “Smart” scope. If
the batteries start losing voltage LED “B” will start to pulse, it is time to change your batteries.
To use your MO-4 with a 35mm camera or camcorder you will need the following:
1) If you plan to use a camcorder then your camcorder must have a MACRO feature. Most
modern camcorders today have a MACRO feature built-in.
2) If you plan to use a 35mm camera you will need a MACRO lens. If you don’t have one we
advise that you contact your local camera store.
3) You may or may not need a STEP-UP or STEP-DOWN ring in order to adapt the camera
adapter to your lens.
NOTE: The camera adapter comes with 37-mm and 52-mm threads. If you need other sizes your
local camera store should be able to help.
• Remove the rubber eye-cup from the MO-4
• Screw the camera adapter onto the front of the lens on your Video camera’s lens or your
35-mm camera’s lens.
• Loosen the three set screws on the camera adapter.
• Place the camera adapter over the MO-4’s eyepiece.
• Tighten the three set screws to fit snugly to the MO-4 eyepiece
• You may need to focus the 35-mm camera or video camera in combination with the MO-4 in
order to get the sharpest image possible.
• We suggest that you find an open space to work in. Focus the MO-4 so that the scene is at its
sharpest. For the best results you should disable the auto focus (if any) on either the 35mm
camera or the video camera and manually focus the 35-mm camera or the video camera.
Once the image is in sharp, then simply adjust the MO-4 front lens to change the focus.
• An important part to remember is that you are not taking a picture of an object that is far away
from you, but you are actually taking a picture of a phosphorous screen of the MO-4 that is
only 2-3 inches away.
Camera adapter
Joint ring
• Unscrew 90 mm lens off the body of the MO-4 ( make sure that the unit is turned off).
• Screw the doubler into the body of the MO-4 where the 90 mm lens is removed.
• Screw the 90-mm lens into the doubler.
NOTE: When attaching the doubler do not be afraid to use a little force.
• Take the monocular out of the case.
• Install the batteries into the housing with the polarity order as shown on the scope. Battery
type: 3 Volt Lithium, #CR123A
• Press the button marked -/O to turn unit on with the protective lens cover still attached to the
lens. Do not turn unit on in the daytime without the protective lens cap on. You should
see a green glow in the eyepiece.
• Observe the scene and adjust the diopter for the optimal image clarity.
• You may now enter a dark environment or simply shut the lights off in order to darken the
• Next, remove the lens cap/daylight filter. Adjust the front lens for distance focus. You should
not have to readjust the diopter.
• The unit will turn on and off automatically when you bring it to or take away from your eye. This is
done by activating the proximity sensor. To activate the proximity sensor push the digital control
marked “A”. You will notice the green LED change to red when the sensor is on.
• In order to assure the proper functioning of the proximity sensor, make sure that the protective glass surface of the sensor is always clean.
• To increase battery life the LED diodes will go off after 10 seconds.
• You will need to focus the objective lens for different distances.
• The handle on the MO-4 swivels easily from left to right allowing comfort of use for both righties and lefties. To move the handle loosen the front lens and the eyepiece. The handle then
will be adjustable for left- or right-hand use.
• Take your time learning about your “smart” scope. It will take practice to properly use the
device. As you use this scope you will be able to improve your speed of focusing, as well as
sharpness of image.
• Have fun and enjoy.
You may need to clean the eyepiece of the MO-4 from time to time in order to guarantee top
performance. When you receive your MO-4 you should check for dust on the eyepiece of the
First you will need to remove the eyepiece. To remove the eyepiece you will need to
initially loosen 2 set screws that can be found on the base. Then unscrew the eyepiece
counter-clockwise to remove it.
NOTE: You do not have to remove the set screws completely, they are very small and easy to
CAUTION: Use only Photographic lens cleaning tissue on these surfaces. Be careful not to
scratch, or smudge any of these surfaces. When using compressed air to blow dust away, make
sure to avoid inverting the can while spraying. This may cause frozen propellent to exit the can,
which can result in serious damage problems of the glass and phosphor screen.
• If the device is not to be used for an extended period of time (more than 10 days) remove the
• Avoid touching lenses. If Fingerprints or traces of dirt or dust appear clean surface with a
Photographic lens cleaning tissue.
• Keep the lens cap/daylight filter on when not in use.
• The MO-4 is not harmful to the user or the environment.
• Do not disassemble except to clean the front lens and eyepiece, install the 6x Doubler or any
other “C” mount lens: it will void your warranty.
• Evaluate the scopes function by looking through it in a lit environment with the daylight filter
lens cap on. Never use in daylight without the daylight filter lens.
• Never point the MO-4 at a bright light source.
• Adverse atmospheric conditions such as fog, smog or haze and a lack of ambient light (moon
or starlight) may diminish the effective viewing distance.
Q: Flashes, flickers or clicking occur while operating
S: If it occurs within the first five minutes of inserting new batteries it is normal and the device
will resume normal operation soon thereafter. If it occurs for more than 10 minutes contact
ATN for service instructions.
Q: Dark spots on screen.
S: These are either cosmetic blemishes in the intensifier tube or dust particles. Dust particles
can be cleaned following instructions in “Cleaning Eyepiece” section.
Q: Screen becomes darker than in previous use.
S: Replace batteries. If the problem persists contact your dealer or other authorized service
representative for service instructions.
Q: Image not clear.
S: Adjust objective lens and/or the eyepiece. Turn on IR.
• Great for hunting, camping, boating or surveillance
• Total darkness technology
• Automatic brightness control
• Built-in IR illuminator
• Manual focus
• Adjustable eyepiece
• High res. 1st+ or 2nd Gen+ intensifier tube
• Light weight and comfortable
• Water and dust resistant
• Smart Technology - see description.
• Superb 3X lens system
• Optional Doubler allows 6x magnification.
• Soft case
• Two-year warranty (optional extended Warranty)
• Rugged and versatile design
Magnification..................... 3x (Optional 6x)
Intensifier Tube.1st+ or 2nd Gen+; high res.
Lens System.... 6 (9)elements; F1. 2, 90mm
Field of View ...........................................16°
Resolution ....................................40 Ip/mm
Minimum Light Req ......................5x10 -3 lux
Range of Focus ................................ 5’ to
Power Supply ....................two 3 volt lithium
Battery Life ...............................10-20 hours
Operating Temperatures .... -30°F to +110°F
Dimensions ..........200mm x 60mm x 60mm
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under normal use for a period of 2 (two) years from the date of purchase. In the event a defect
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